Communio

…bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Month: July 2018

Theodore McCormick resigns College of Cardinals

From the Holy See today: Yesterday evening the Holy Father received the letter in which Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, Archbishop Emeritus of Washington (U.S.A.), presented his resignation as a member of the College of Cardinals. Pope Francis accepted his resignation from the cardinalate and has ordered his suspension from the exercise of any public ministry, together […]

St. Christina the Astonishing

This is my first introduction to St. Christina of Bolsena. Her hagiographer does, in fact, give some astonishing points of her life. For me, it is good know what her patronage is: those with mental illness and disorders, mental health workers, psychiatrists, and therapists. St. Christina of Bolsena (1150-1224) was born to a peasant family in Belgium. […]

Vespers and dinner with Melkite Patriarch Joseph Absi

Tonight I was at Great Vespers then dinner at St Ann Melkite Church (Danbury, CT) presided over by His Beatitude, Patriarch Joseph (Absi) with Bishop Nicholas Samra, Archbishop Nicolas Antiba and Fr Michael Skrocki. About 125 people were in attendance. Several from the Latin Church but others from Eastern Churches including the Ruthenian and Maronite. […]

St Thomas

One of the intriguing scenes in the Resurrection narratives is the interaction between the Risen Lord and his Apostle, St. Thomas. Plenty have opined the meaning. Aquinas comments on the famous scene:  “Those who believe without seeing are more meritorious than those who, seeing, believe” (In Johann. XX lectio VI 2566). St. Thomas, pray for […]